January 23, 2015
Judgment Is Inevitable!
And all the legislators that campaigned on pro-life issues just bowed to pressure. What happened to all the promises that a Republican Congress was going to change things in America? But nothing is going to change until we make God the foundation of this country!
But, back to this legislation on late-term abortions ... Initially, during the legislative process, objections were made over a measure that would limit exemptions for victims of rape or incest to only those who had previously reported those incidents to authorities. Contentious lawmakers argued that this would put undue pressure on women who might feel shame, or fear retaliation, if they report such assaults.
Republican Representative Renee Ellmers of North Carolina was one who objected against the bill's reporting requirement. As reported by the Associated Press, she said, "The issue becomes, we're questioning the woman's word. We have to be compassionate to women when they're in a crisis situation." Don't you think that the fetus is in a crisis situation? What about compassion for the baby?
Perhaps less passionate observers would give the benefit of the doubt to legislators. Maybe they just don't know what happens during a late-term abortion. I'm sorry, but I'm not inclined to give them a pass. If I can investigate what is involved during this heinous procedure, AND we are all sending them to D.C. to act on our behalf, then they better do their job! It doesn't take but a minute to find out the facts about late-term abortions. In fact, the website OperationRescue.org offers an article that spells it out quite succinctly.... (WARNING: What you are about to read is extremely upsetting, and quite honestly, is beyond comprehension that anyone could perform this procedure!)
The procedure was pioneered by late-term abortionist George Tiller. The Induction abortion takes 3-4 days to complete. On the first day the woman is given an ultrasound to determine the gestational age of her baby. Then, with the aid of the ultrasound to guide the abortionist, a lethal dose of the heart medication Digoxin is injected into the baby’s heart or into the amniotic fluid directly through the woman’s abdomen. (Potassium chloride is infrequently substituted for Digoxin.) Digoxin gives the baby a fatal heart attack. This is an off-label application of the drug, which was originally developed and approved as a treatment for heart disease. In some cases, the injection can be made vaginally instead of through the abdomen.
Now, the late Dr. Tiller claimed that this caused no pain to the fetus. Try telling that to anyone who has experienced a massive heart attack. Fear and pain go hand in hand with this event. So, taking the issue of pain out of the equation, there still remains this question .... why make a point of killing the baby in the womb? The answer is simple --- TO AVOID A LIVE BIRTH! This prevents a myriad of problems for the abortionists, including running afoul of state and federal laws protecting the life of the baby after a live birth, even if the birth is the result of an abortion.
But the use of Digoxin is just the beginning of the process. Remember, it takes 3-4 days to complete a late-term abortion. After the Digoxin injection, the woman’s cervix is packed with laminaria, thin tampon-like sticks made of seaweed that expand the cervix gradually over the next day. The drug Misoprostol is also administered vaginally to “ripen” the cervix for the upcoming delivery of the dead baby. Misoprostol stimulates uterine contractions which are unpredictable and sometimes violent. After the first day’s injection and cervical preparation, the patient is sent home or to a local hotel where she will remain unmonitored until her appointment at the clinic the following day.
On Day 2 of the procedure, the woman is repacked with larger laminaria sticks and given additional Misoprostol to prepare the woman for labor. The Misoprostol may be administered both vaginally or bucally (between the cheek and jaw), depending on whether delivery is expected on Day 3 or 4. If the woman is undergoing a later, 4 day process, she will return on Day 3 for additional laminaria and Misoprostol. Each day until delivery, she is sent back to her hotel where she remains unmonitored, even though active labor had begun or was in progress.
On the final day of the abortion, the woman is given the drug Oxytocin, which induces or augments contractions and the onset of labor. Women then are placed in a room where they endure the final stage of labor process. When it is determined that the labor has progressed to the point where the baby is about to be delivered, each woman is usually taken into a room with a toilet and told to lean on the nurse and push the baby into the toilet. (And did you know that there are abortionists that will agree to perform this violent act as late as 35 weeks!?)
Now, are the members of the House of Representatives going to tell us that they are unaware that this is what takes place during a late-term abortion? Or that we should be more concerned about a woman's "right to choose", or her shame? The shame sits squarely on their shoulders for refusing to debate this bill on the House floor!
Can there be any doubt as to why our nation is in such decline? The lack of morality within our halls of Congress is disgusting and regrettable. Are they going to tell me that they can't distinguish between right and wrong, or good and bad behavior? And I don't want to hear that this is a "religious" argument and has no place in the making of our laws. Let me give you a couple of quotes by those who were there at the founding of this nation, and clearly saw the importance of faith in governing the nation's citizens:
John Quincy Adams: "The highest glory of the American Revolution was this; it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
Abigail Adams: A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations binds, can have any real Good Will towards Men? Can he be a patriot who, by an openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of Society? ... The Scriptures tell us "righteousness exalteth a Nation."
James Madison: We have staked the future of American civilization upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
So, I ask you .... does there seem to be ANY bond between the principles of our civil government and the principles of our God? And if there is no morality among our governing bodies, then how can they serve our best interests? And it certainly seems that by ignoring this important legislation, we are breaking the Sixth Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Murder.
Abigail Adams got it right. By continuing to allow late-term abortions, those who have been given governing authority by God (Romans 13) are undermining the very bonds of our Society. And if "righteousness exalts a nation", we are doomed to destruction. So, let me close with one more quote from the One who really matters .... "When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe." (Exodus 21:22-25).
We are not to impose the punishment ourselves ... the punishment is God's right, and He will exact it! The punishment will be extended not only towards the individuals who conduct the procedures, but to the civil legislators who condone it, and the nation's peoples who do not rise up against it. And I am inclined to believe we deserve it .....
Isaiah 49:1 "Listen to me, O isles and coastlands, and hearken, you peoples from afar. The Lord has called me from the womb; from the body of my mother He has named my name."